Accidental deletion after a technical hitch on the Instagram side, deliberate removal by someone with the account password, hacker activity, other users reporting an account for breaches of Instagram’s terms of service or potential abuse of those reporting tools are all possible reasons for the disappearing act.
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According to Instagram, profanity, spam, and the use of phony likes are reasons for an account to be banned. Whether these standards are appropriate in our society is a topic for another day.
Your account, pictures, videos, opinions, likes, and followers will be permanently deleted when you cancel it. You may also choose to take a break from Instagram by temporarily deactivating your account.
When will Instagram delete inactive accounts? Instagram has never provided a precise answer on how long inactive accounts must remain dormant before they are deleted. However, the personnel advises their users to log in and use their platform from time to time to avoid having their accounts deleted.
Because they are one of the most popular social media sites, they face a lot of pressure to allow FALSE news, SPAM, or illegal content to be seen/shared. So, after the election (United States President), IG began banning and eliminating accounts left and right.
If you can’t locate the account, it’s most likely been blocked. If you try to visit a public account but can’t see their profile image, post count, follower count, or following count and the photo grid reads “No Posts Yet,” you’ve been blocked.